Mediator Robert J. Kaplan Has Over 25,000 Hours In The "Mediation Cockpit".    
Mr. Kaplan has mediated 1000's of cases resulting
in settlements ranging from 5 figures to 9 figures.
He is often asked to mediate a wide array of  
High Profile, Exceptionally Complex, Very Emotional
and Extreme High Stakes cases.
Many are the mediation equivalent of
Examples include:



  • The Department of Justice’s [largest ever] ‘Housing Discrimination’ case brought against former L.A. Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling


  • A $250 million settlement and a $100 million settlement of 2 class actions involving sale of annuities to seniors


  • $17.5 million settlement of auto accident resulting in 82 year old man being rendered a quadriplegic


  • $10 million settlement in whistleblower retaliation case against one of the largest public education institutions in the county


  • $70 million settlement of major professional liability claim


  • $10 million settlement in case brought by the L.A. City Attorney against major bank involving conflict over foreclosed properties


  • Numerous settlements arising out of the largest roadway-tunnel mass collision in California history (the ‘In re I-5 litigation’)

  • $12.5 million settlement in a hybrid legal malpractice & insurance "bad faith" case


  • $180 million settlement arising out of the 2007 San Diego wildfires


  • $22.5 million settlement in brain damage case in Nevada


  • $16.5 million settlement of Wage & Hour class action against healthcare provider


  • $60 million settlement paid by 2 insurance carriers in connection with judgment obtained against the municipality they insured


  • $5.9 million settlement in Civil Rights action against a major city in California arising from policeman convicted of sex crimes while on duty


  • $15 million settlement in a $15,000 Policy Limit "Lid-Off" case

  • $18 million settlement against a major city in California arising from a death and catastrophic injury case


  • $185 million pregnancy discrimination verdict settled for confidential amount


  • $16.25 million settlement of environmental claims brought by approximately 1 dozen plaintiffs against a major utility


  • $62 million settlement arising out of 8 people killed in one of the deadliest turnpike collisions in Oklahoma

  • Confidential settlements in 5 wrongful death cases arising out of a midair collision 

  • Confidential settlement in a hybrid entertainment/coverage matter involving 1 of the most famous basketball players in NBA history  

  • Mr. Kaplan has also mediated scores of cases involving opening 7 & 8 figure demands -- that he has settled for small fractions of the initial demands; and has settled many highly emotional cases for 5 & 6 figure dollar amounts